RedState's Dear Leader.


    Totally (Not) Meghan McCain. FACE!

    Last Saturday, Leon wrote up a parody of Meghan McCain relating to her recent comments not liking Rick Perry. The idea of parodying the inane ramblings of Meghan McCain came to him after his rather epic review of her prior inane ramblings turned into a book.This latest post was too much for Meghan McCain. A sample of that post:Firstly in the first place, some people | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for September 27, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For September 27, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Dear Republican Presidential Candidates2. Perry and Romney steady, Cain and Gingrich pass Paul3. Fast & Furious update: BATFE *sold* modified AK-47s to Mexican narco-terrorists!4. EPA Calls Compliance with Own Law “Absurd or Impossible” and Requests 230k New Employees5. President Obama Blames Texas Wildfires on Global Warming

    Can We Get A Do Over In Alabama 2?

    pathetic |p?’THetik|adjective1 arousing pity, esp. through vulnerability or sadness: she looked so pathetic that I bent down to comfort her.• informal miserably inadequate: his test scores in Chemistry were pathetic.2 archaic relating to the emotions.3 political representing Lower Alabama and only scoring 58% on Heritage Action for America’s scorecard: Martha Roby is pathetic.Back in 2010, we backed Rick Barber in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District. At | Read More »

    Romney’s Vulnerability and Media Disconnect

    I’ve got up a post at right now on Mitt Romney and what the media is missing in its 2012 analysis.When the bulk of the Republican pundits and prognosticators support one candidate, the reporters and political analysts who rely on those Republicans tend to act as if that candidate is the one everybody supports.The media, in effect, have become film critic Pauline Kael, who | Read More »

    The Way Things Were

    I’m starting to agree with Josh Kraushaar that “This election still shaping up much along the lines of ’80, but Romney/ “HW Bush” could be the winner this time around.”i think, fundamentally, this primary season is rather close to 1980. You have an activist, angry Republican base in a bad economy unhappy with the GOP establishment almost as much as they are with the Democrats. | Read More »

    Dear Republican Presidential Candidates

    I realize I’m biased, but with the exception of the Tampa, FL CNN-Tea Party debate, I’ve been rather unimpressed with the debates. There are too many of you on the stage. There is not enough time to get into the substance of your answers. And you are all making it about each other instead of about Barack Obama.I happen to have a radio show on | Read More »

    Tags: ,

    Morning Briefing for September 26, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For September 26, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Herman Cain wins Florida straw poll.2. Jonathan Bryant calls George Rodriguez a Nazi.3. Hold the Line Against Venture Eco-Socialism in the CR4. Is the Machinists’ “Smoking Gun” Merely A Smoke Screen To Cover Its Own Actions?

    The Perry Problem and the Romney Alternative

    Rick Perry is a horrible debater. If you did not think so before last night, you must now concede the point.Reading through the book about Dave Carney and Perry’s eggheads, the Perry camp concluded that debates really are not that impactful. Perry has not had a debate since 2005 2010 (corrected. Perry had two primary debates in 2010, but otherwise has refused debates with Democratic | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for September 23, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For September 23, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Herman Cain Won the Debate2. Democracy Corps (D): Obama 41/553. It’s Great for America So Naturally the Left Opposes It

    Herman Cain Won the Debate

    Good Lord this was the worst debate I think I’ve ever watched.The audio was terrible. When the audience clapped the sound of the candidates faded away. The charts and polling was silly. Too many bells and whistles and too damn many candidates on the stage.Did you know Gary Johnson intends to balance a budget? Whoopitydoo.Rick Perry was a train wreck in this debate. He flubbed | Read More »

    The Fox News GOP Debate From Orlando, FL

    We’re going to do it simple tonight and just add our twitter feeds to a Cover-It-Live box. The GOP Debate

    Horserace for September 22, 2011

    Is the love affair over? Mitt Romney is starting to creep up on Rick Perry. Perry is drifting down in polling. Michele Bachmann has dropped of the radar.More surprisingly, Jon Huntsman suddenly looks like he’s searching for a viable path to victory out of New Hampshire and his gains are not having an impact on Mitt Romney . . . yet.Tonight there is another debate | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for September 22, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For September 22, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.The first post today is on Troy Davis. I want to make clear that I have a lot of friends who oppose the death penalty. They have valid reasons for doing so. But those of my friends who oppose the death penalty have not been out planting or | Read More »

    Christianity and the Death Penalty

    “Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind.”— Gen. 9:6 (NIV)I am no theologian, but tonight I kept running into people who claim I cannot be a Christian and support the death penalty. Many of them referred to the Catholic Church, which takes a very firm stand in favor of life, from | Read More »

    There Is No Travesty of Justice in Georgia. Execute Troy Davis

    Tonight the United States Supreme Court declined to stay Troy Davis’s execution. He will, by the time many of you are reading this, be dead. There were no expressions of dissent or objection from any of the 9 members of the Supreme Court.———————-I like Guy Benson a lot, but his column on Troy Davis got my blood pressure up.I’m hearing a lot from people opposed | Read More »